I recently discovered that my year-old is having… gulp… sex. Now we have to provide a doctor visit and contraception, with instruction on practicing safe sex condom included. I feel like we are condoning her sexual activity. We want a safe girl, a responsible girl, and a not-pregnant girl.
I’m Too Scared to Have Sex in My House—Because of My Teen Daughter’s TikTok
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It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. Finding out your teen is already having sex can be a shock. You are an important source of support and information for them. Young people are often more sensible than we give them credit for. They may have already researched the options and chosen a suitable contraceptive. There are several different types of contraception, all with varying benefits and drawbacks.
Sex education is offered in many schools, but don't count on classroom instruction alone. Sex education needs to happen at home, too. Here's help talking to your teen about sex. Sex education basics may be covered in health class, but your teen might not hear — or understand — everything he or she needs to know to make tough choices about sex.
You might have gotten the call from another parent, who was appalled. Or the school administrator. Or maybe you found out about it yourself.